This is one looooong overdue post, but, get off my back, okay?!?! At least they’re here!!!
This, my friends, is Top Chef Michael Voltaggio’s amazing Dining Room at the Langham Pasadena. The Chuckster took me for Valentines day this year, and I really, honestly had no idea where we were going until we headed North on the 605…Pasade…OHMYGOD ARE WE GOING TO THE DINING ROOM!!!!!! I couldn’t stand it, I was so excited.
And it lived up to every single hope I had. From the waiter, to our sommelier, all the way to The Man, Chef V himself–everybody was warm, happy, welcoming, accomodating, and fantastic. Just like the food, which I can honestly say is THE best meal I’ve ever had.
I’ll give you the pics and their descriptions right off the menu, because I can’t do them any more justice than the man with the honey dipped hand, himself did.
And so, I give you…
The Dining Room, by Michael Voltaggio
Bacon Roll and Truffle Roll, served with French and Goat Cheese Butter
Hendricks and Cucumber Cocktail Amuse
Octopus with Buttered Popcorn, Piquillo Confetti, Cilantro
Foie Gras with Apple, Saffron, Marcona Almond, Aerated Brioche
(The absolute BEST Foie Gras I’eve ever had in my life)
Langoustine with Young Fennel, Porcini Mushroom Lasagna
Kurobuta Pork Belly with Bok Choy “Kim Chi”, Kabocha Squash Preserves, Peanut Butter Noodles
Pastrami Pigeon with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Rye
Jameson Farm Lamb with Vadouvan, Nori-Spaghetti Squash, Yogurt, Fried Rice
Wagyu Short Rib with Smoked Potato “Tots”, Nantes Carrots, White Ketchup
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Lavender Flower Macaroon
Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta, Vanilla-Passion Sorbet, Floral Cotton Candy
Chocoalte, Salty Hazelnut Praline, Milk Sorbet